These are the most popular filming locations in Ontario

Mar 6 2021, 7:00 am

Ontario’s stunning landscapes and beautiful buildings have often played host to movies and television shows being shot north of the border.

Now, a new study has broken down the most popular filming locations across the province, identifying the spots that have, quite literally, set the scene for hundreds of productions.

The list was compiled by NetCredit, an online financial services provider.

“Some locations, like some actors, are just there. Again and again,” NetCredit said

“We’ve identified the ‘that guy’ locations of every country in the world: the landmarks and buildings that have the most movie credits on IMDb.”

To determine the rankings, NetCredit said it used IMDb Advanced Search to select movies from January 1, 1900, to December 12, 2020, that had data about filming locations.

Next, they collected the locations from the movies and compiled a list of movie and location pairs. Then they counted the number of appearances of each location and separated them by country.

NetCredit said the project is intended to celebrate different countries while acting as a course of travel inspiration for a post-pandemic world.

The most popular filming locations in Ontario are:

  1. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
  2. The University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  3. Parkwood Estate, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
  4. Lower Bay Station, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  5. Rockwood Conservation Area, Ontario, Canada

As for the rest of Canada, here’s how Ontario’s best spots stack up:

  1. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
  2. Banff National Park, Alberta
  3. The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  4. Riverview Hospital, Coquitlam, BC
  5. The University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  6. Parkwood Estate, Oshawa, Ontario
  7. Lower Bay Station, Toronto, Ontario
  8. Jasper National Park, Alberta
  9. Vancouver International Airport, Richmond, BC
  10. Rockwood Conservation Area, Ontario
  11. Union Station – 65 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  12. Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
  13. Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  14. Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

NetCredit said the data was collected in December 2020.

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